2010-09-13 55 14

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Mon 13 Sep 2010 in 55,14:
55.4423061, 14.0250776

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[edit] Location

In a field just south of Glemmingebro, Sweden.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

Deflower the graticule at midnight.

[edit] Expedition

Today's location seemed ideal for trying to deflower 55 14. I had no time to go here during the day, so I decided to try a midnight hash. Google maps indicated farm land which with a bit of luck should have been recently harvested. There also seemed to be some farm houses between the main road and the hash. The prospect of having to describe geohashing in the middle of the night to a suspicious farmer with a shotgun and a drooling dog was not exciting so I planned for not taking the shortest path to the hash.

I parked the car where the road crossed the "Norre å" stream and walked alongside it until I got to a fallow field. It was very dark but I had a good head lamp. I turned south and kept distance to the houses. Luckily the field where the hash point was had recently been harvested and was easy to walk.

I got to the coordinates well in time before midnight and had to wait there until I could get photographs of my GPS devices showing the correct time. There was not much to do alone in the darkness. I tried the Google Sky application but after a few minutes, clouds gathered and obscured the starry sky. Web surfing and mail reading occupied me until midnight and I could take the pictures.

While waiting in the dark field, I completely lost my sense of direction. When it was time to return, I began waking in the direction which I was convinced was north. I could not believe my eyes when the GPS indicated that I was southbound. After finally correcting my course, I tracked back and got home at 00.50. --Fasanen 08:21, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

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[edit] Achievements

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Fasanen earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (55, 14) geohash on 2010-09-13.
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Fasanen‎ earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (55, 14) graticule, here, on 2010-09-13.
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Fasanen earned the Midnight Geohash achievement
by reaching the (55, 14) geohash on 2010-09-13 in the middle of the night.
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Fasanen achieved level 1 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Malmö, Sweden and 1 of the surrounding graticules.